Today’s I Ching Hexagram for June 19th is 46:Pushing Upward

46: Pushing Upward

Hexagram 46

General Meaning: The forces of growth in springtime demonstrate advancement, as new life pushes upward through the earth’s crust, and the sap is rising. The emphasis is on upward motion, from obscurity to influence, with growth fostered by adaptability and the absence of opposition. Constant, flexible growth is the key attribute of a plant pushing upwards. This reading suggests a period of new promotion and prosperity in your life.

A wise person, in harmony with fate, is sensitive but determined. Make a sincere effort to apply resolute effort. Break through inertia, and good fortune will follow. By remaining flexible and tolerant, you will be able to retain the kind of conscious innocence that fuels growth and advancement. Will power and self-control are necessary to manage this growth skillfully, but the natural enthusiasm of the life force is behind everything.


Your Daily Number for June 19th: 9

Today is a wonderful day for finances, or for doing something creative with your mind. You may feel a bit misunderstood today and under some emotional stress. Any sense of melancholy will pass.

Fast Facts

About the Number 9

Theme: Encompassing a love for all, Compassion, Patience, Selfless
Astro Association: Virgo
Tarot Association: Hermit

Today’s Tarot Card for June 19th is The Hermit

The Hermit

This Tarot Deck: Marseilles

General Meaning: The challenge of what has traditionally been known as the Hermit card is to be able to recognize a teacher in a humble disguise. This font of mysterious knowledge will not make it easy for the student to acquire his wisdom, as it takes time and long contemplation to fathom what he knows. He often speaks wordlessly, or in ancient and barbaric tongues, communicating with the elements, animals and Nature herself.

While the hourglass was an identifying feature on the earliest Hermit cards, more modern ones have shifted the metaphor, showing more or less light released from his lantern. In either case, the Hermit card reminds us of the value of time away from the hubbub of civic life, to relax the ego in communion with Nature

Daily Horoscopes for Sunday, June 19th

Quicksilver Mercury entered emotionally sensitive Cancer last Thursday, challenging us to maintain our rational perspective on life. However, now that the communicator planet is opposing passionate Pluto, we may be forced to defend our point of view. Participating in an honest discussion about our fears can help to offset any negativity. Fortunately, the intellectual Aquarius Moon enables us to detach ourselves from any unrealistic expectations.


Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

A domestic matter that has been lurking in the background could shift to the forefront today. You might feel as if you’re being pushed to say something, even if you are trying to remain neutral. Unfortunately, your words can have more consequences than you expect and might even make things worse. Before you open your mouth, consider whether your disclosure will actually improve the situation. It may be wiser to remain silent for a while longer.



Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

Obsessing about something you should have said to a close friend or family member stirs up unresolved feelings today. But your concerns could be agitated because you’re currently overly sensitive to everything in your immediate environment. Although it’s healthy to acknowledge your compassion for those close to you, it’s also important to remember that you are not responsible for anyone else’s emotions. Don’t intrude into someone else’s life unless you have been specifically invited.



Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

Your ruling planet Mercury engages in a mental war of survival with relentless Pluto today. You may feel as if you’re in over your head, but Mercury is clever enough to outwit even the toughest opponent. Thinking quickly enables you to emerge victorious, but only if you’re realistic about your limitations. There’s no place now for blind optimism. Pay careful attention to everything that is said before making your case as succinctly as you can.



Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

It seems as if someone is pressuring you to say more than you want today as domineering Pluto opposes Mercury in reclusive Cancer. The more others push, the more you resist their efforts. Nevertheless, you still might prefer to have everything out in the open, even if it’s challenging for you to move the discussion along. You would be wise to break through your own resistance because nothing will happen if you wait for anyone else to speak for you.



Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Even though your patience may have reached its limit, you’re still probably trying to balance your feelings with what others want now. You may be resentful that someone is standing between you and your potential enjoyment. Paradoxically, keeping your negativity to yourself only strengthens it. A smarter strategy is to get your annoyance out in the open. Thankfully, your anger can be transformed once it is seen for what it is.



Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Your key planet Mercury is visiting your 11th House of Friends where it connects you to others on a deep emotional level. However, its current opposition to shadowy Pluto indicates that your need for personal expression may be overwhelmed by the group process. It’s a good idea to let everyone know how you feel as long as you assume complete responsibility for your own emotions. If you don’t blame anyone else, no one will be able to fault you for saying what’s on your mind.



Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You are often inclined to keep your opinions to yourself in order to maintain the peace, but someone may push your emotional buttons today, provoking you to say more than is necessary. Although it could be wiser to listen to logic, you are motivated by your sense of fair play to set the record straight. Nevertheless, a bit of diplomacy is still a good idea; you can be honest without having to get everything out in the open in one single blast.



Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Although interactive Mercury comforts you while it is visiting emotional Cancer, your words seem more confrontational today than you intend. Your key planet Pluto is in a passionate tug-of-war with the cosmic messenger, allowing harsh words to easily slip off your tongue. The consequences of your current honesty could stir up a hornet’s nest of complex feelings. Unnecessary stress can be avoided if you stop to consider other people’s reactions before you speak.


Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You don’t have much patience with others today; it seems as if your window of opportunity is closing and you might lose your chance to say what’s on your mind if you don’t start an overdue conversation right away. You may be uncomfortable showing your vulnerability, but you are able to quickly adjust to the situation. Your natural confidence is a blessing, but it’s still wise to move slowly. Impulsive disclosures tend to be shallow and may not lead to true satisfaction.



Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You might be obsessing about a friend or partner today, whether or not the relationship has a viable future. You may even withdraw from others now because retreating from non-essential interactions can be a healthy part of this transit. Letting go is often painful, yet making believe that everything is fine is even worse. You can always choose to reconnect later once you feel more like yourself.


Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You may be holding out for a better deal today, but it’s probably wise to reconsider your demands and be more open to negotiation. Your natural ability to detach from an emotional situation isn’t working now, making it difficult to unhook yourself from a complex web of feelings. Reminding yourself that you are human just like everyone else will make it easier to express what is in your heart.



Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Although you might attempt to quietly go about your business today, your frustration could build to a breaking point because you believe that others are not being completely honest with you. You would rather hear the truth than waste your energy trying to fill in the missing information. Ironically, the more you question others, the more they withdraw. Ultimately, it’s best to pay attention to your own feelings now without pushing for resolution until more facts come to light.

the daily humorscopes for sunday, june 19

the daily humorscope 

Sunday, June 19, 2011


Aries (March 21 – April 19)
A hexapod robot will run away from its laboratory today, change its name to “Bob”, and take up residence with you. Eventually, you’ll become best friends.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
This is a good day to bake. Cinnamon rolls would be good. Or perhaps some crusty bread. If you follow my advice, you will make friends and influence people. Otherwise a horrifying fate awaits you. No pressure, though. Do what you feel is right for you.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Let a smile be your umbrella, today. Tomorrow: letting a grimace be a pair of hip-waders.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
It’s about time you became better acquainted with mustard. Get yourself 7 different kinds of mustard, and try them with oven baked home fried potatoes, or in sandwiches with good bread and fresh vegetables and some excellent Swiss cheese. My granddaddy Stonebender always used to say “Take a big enough bite of strong mustard, and your other problems will seem insignificant.”
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Your relationship is reaching the point where you may as well discuss the Big Question – there’s no point in going further if you don’t see eye to eye on that. By Big Question I’m referring to “crunchy” versus “creamy”, of course. Why, what did you think I meant?
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Try not to be too impulsive, today. Ask yourself if you really need that howitzer, or if you just think it’d be fun to have.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
It is a joyous time to vacuum. Yes, you’ll have more fun than you can stand, pushing that new vac around. So what, if other people don’t understand? Unfortunately, an evil Asian gentleman named “Fu” will kidnap your beloved vacuum cleaner, a few years from now, and you will be faced with an ethical dilemma. Enjoy life while you still can, is my advice.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Angst day, today.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Excellent day to fly a kite shaped like a life-sized pterodactyl. Try to get it to hover just outside someone’s office window.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)
Today you can have lots of fun by beaming at people, and telling them how fresh your brand of soap makes you feel. If that doesn’t work, try explaining how your detergent gets your shirts their brightest.
Aquarius (January 21 – February 18)
What are you looking here, for? You should be on a spaceship, sticking a fish in your ear. It’s not like you didn’t get enough hints. If you are vaporized, it’s your own darned fault, I’d say.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Good day to use the expression “just dandy” as much as possible. Tomorrow: “okey dokey” day.

Cleansing Stones Using Earth

In a small dish of earth, bury the stone for three days. Most of the time houseplants can be used for this. Put a toothpick or some sort of marker in the surface of the earth above where you’ve buried your stone, though, or you might never find it again. In addition, beware of using houseplant’s earth if the stone contains a lot of negative energy; it will be absorbed by the earth (which is why you’re using the earth to cleanse the stone), but it will in turn be absorbed from the earth into the houseplant, and the house is likely to die.

Cleansing Stones Using Salt

In a small dish of salt, bury the stone you wish to cleanse and leave it for at least twenty-four hours. Depending on how deeply the stone requires cleansing or purification you might wish to leave it buried in the salt for up to a week. Be careful what kind of stone you’re burying: stones with a high iron content react poorly to salt. If the stone is set in metal, do not use this method, as the salt will corrode the metal setting.

If all you have on hand is table salt, it will do. However, if you’re serious about spellcraft, it’s a good idea to invest in sea salt, a more natural form of salt. The less refined the salt is, the more natural energy it contains. Sea salt is only a bit more expensive than table salt, and easily found in most supermarkets now, as well as drugstores or health food stores. Kosher salt is good, too. Never use rock salt designed for outdoor use in winter, as it is toxic.


Stones are great to use in spellcrafting, because you can recycle them by cleansing and purifying them. Basically, this”washes” them clean of whatever energy with which you previously empowered the, as well as whatever energy they picked up during their work. Note that this does not remove their base energy. No matter what you do, you can never remove the basic energy encoded into the stones (or herb, or any component, for that matter). Once the stone has been cleansed, it’s ready to go again; a blank slate for you to program or charge for a new purpose. There are several ways to cleanse a stone.